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2006-03-30 12:24

A series of coincidences and haphazard relationships unite a small group of people living in Dublin. The result is an alternately depressing and humorous glance at the way that people make their life decisions, seen through a group of duplicitous characters each of whom has a stubborn, selfish side and a soft, vulnerable side.

With plenty of off-kilter jokes running the gamut from impotence to adultery, Intermission also pokes fun a certain female moustache - quaintly nicknamed "the tash". Sally (Shirley Henderson), the downtrodden young woman with "the tash," is the sister of Deirdre (Kelly Macdonald) a sex kitten on the rebound after a hard breakup. Her ex-boyfriend John (Murphy) works as a clerk at a department store. His co-worker Oscar (David Wilmot) is a shy, impotent guy who finally finds a solution to his malady with Noeleen (Deirdre O'Kane), an older woman whose husband has just left her for the much-younger Deirdre. Meanwhile the overzealous cop Jerry (Colm Meany) is busy chasing after harmless criminal Lehiff (Colin Farrell).

When a shocking bus accident occurs, the characters are brought together and forced to face the reality of their tangled lives.

What the critics are saying:

"...this raucously funny and compellingly gritty ensemble piece comes complete with plenty of snap, crackle and Irish pop."
- Jamie Russell, BBCi Film

"A virtuoso act from beginning to end, juggling violence and farce, coincidence and luck, characters with good hearts and others evil to the core."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"First-time director John Crowley and novice screenwriter Mark O'Rowe -- both Irish theater veterans -- make impressive movie debuts as they sketch a huge gallery of colorful characters, beautifully portrayed by a top-drawer cast."
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

In this raucous and ribald trip through the lives of six anti-heroic Irish characters, "Love Actually" meets "Pulp Fiction" and the result is at once hilarious and heart breaking.

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